The Kent Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 1:00pm at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Participating faculty should arrive at ShoWare Center by noon. Enter ShoWare through the receiving area at the back of the arena and assemble for robing in the designated locker room. In keeping with the traditions of this ceremony, we request that all participants dress in academic regalia.
- Line-up: At 12:30pm, faculty participating in the hooding of Master Students will be lined up numerically, to match the graduates' order. Upon check-in, faculty will receive their line-up number. Faculty not participating in the hooding process will be lined up at the end of the faculty procession. Line-up will begin inside the faculty waiting room and will be escorted out to the hallway and into the arena in two lines.
- Recessional: The Faculty Marshal and Presidential Platform Party will exit down the side stair stand around the back of the last row of students and return to the locker room. PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THE PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM PARTY. The Student Marshals will direct faculty in the first row to walk down the center aisle, followed by the second row, etc., and towards the main arena doors to form a congratulatory line. (PLEASE wait for a Student Marshal member to direct your row.) The Student Marshal will then direct the Masters to go through the congratulatory line, starting with the front row and then the Student Marshals. Undergraduates, starting with the last row. The Student Marshal will lead the graduates out of the arena to avoid congestion. Once the last graduate has gone through the congratulatory line, you may return to the locker room to collect any personal items.
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